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Kabira Bay, Ishigaki

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#1 of 142 in Nature in Okinawa Prefecture
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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Kabira Bay, the most photographed sight on the island, remains noted for its pristine white sands, blue waters, and lush vegetation. Although it's not safe to swim here due to strong currents and the presence of jelly fish, you can enjoy the picturesque vista from land, or take a ride on a glass-bottomed boat to observe the coral reefs and manta rays from the surface of the water. Add Kabira Bay to your Ishigaki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ishigaki road trip tool.
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  • Great and unique views from the lookout point, be sure to come at mid-tide as the Colors of the water and the white beaches are more pronounced. 
    Great and unique views from the lookout point, be sure to come at mid-tide as the Colors of the water and the white beaches are more pronounced.  more »
  • It seems this famously beautiful bay has been over-touristed and is on its last legs. The views from land are still very beautiful, but the glass bottom boat ride was very disappointing, since the... 
    It seems this famously beautiful bay has been over-touristed and is on its last legs. The views from land are still very beautiful, but the glass bottom boat ride was very disappointing, since the...  more »
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  • If you need swimming and snorkeling do not go there. The beach is not for these type of activities. There are a lot of glass boats and no swimming at all. Great disappointment. Photos of Kabira beach are all over Japan, but actually there is nothing to see there apart from crowds of boats, smell of gas, and narrow strip of sand. Go to Sukuji Beach (2 km away) for sun, water and white sand.

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